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Special Stage Adaptation of “Love Letters from Vietnam” Comes to San Diego

Acclaimed For The Sender series comes to life Saturday, Nov. 18, in a special stage adaptation of ‘Love Letters from Vietnam’ benefitting Team RWB’s Surf Camp for Veterans

San Diego CA—  Author and singer-songwriter Alex Woodard and Broadway veteran Jonathan Tessero will bring a one-night-only stage production of Woodard’s book and album, “For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam,”  to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 18, 2017, at 8 p.m. The show is presented by Poway OnStage as part of their 2017-18 Professional Performance Series. Love Letters from Vietnam tells the poignant true story of Vietnam veteran Sgt. John K. Fuller through the letters he wrote home from the war, which were discovered and answered decades later by his daughter, Jennifer. Proceeds from the night will benefit Team Red, White & Blue (RWB)’s surf camp for veterans and the San Diego Team RWB chapter.

“I’m really excited to bring this book to life through a stage adaptation and raise funds for an amazing cause at the same time,” said Woodard. “I’ve been deeply honored to get in the water with these veterans at previous surf camps supported by For The Sender shows. This show will be unlike any other For The Sender show, because the audience will experience a powerful marriage of performance and production designed to tell a true story with a beautiful soundtrack.”

Woodard is bringing ‘stories with a soundtrack’ to audiences in a two-act show where this father-daughter relationship will unfold through the integration of letter and song. This musical adaptation will express the true story of service and sacrifice, love and redemption, and the power of forgiveness.

Sgt. Fuller’s daughter, Jennifer, will be played by world-class musician and singer Caitlin Evanson, who recorded and performed with Taylor Swift for almost a decade and has shared the stage with icons including Ringo Starr, Keith Urban, and Kenney Chesney.

The For The Sender book and album series, on which the Nov. 18 event is based, features powerful songs and true stories of love, loss, redemption and hope, and has earned nods from the likes of Ellen Degeneres (‘I love this book!’), Billboard (‘one of the year’s most touching releases’), and Huffington Post (‘important, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring’), together with endorsements from several #1 New York Times bestselling authors, including Deepak Chopra and Dr. Wayne Dyer.

  • When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 p.m.
  • Venue: The Poway Center for The Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Rd. Poway, CA. 92064
  • Tickets: Range from $15 to $50.